The Mechanic's Tale: Life in the Pit Lanes of Formula One

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Ever wonder what it takes to put together a winning F1 race car? What about the pressure that rests on the shoulders of the mechanic tasked with that responsibility? For ten years, Steve Matchett was an engineer and mechanic with the Benetton Formula 1 race team. As a valued member of that organization, he experienced firsthand what it takes to make a team successful in the top echelon of motorsports. In this autobiography, Matchett offers an intimate view of his years as an F1 mechanic, from the garages to the paddock, replete with a mechanics-eye view of the key personalities and performances that make or break a successful F1 campaign.

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In his new book, Formula One Grand Prix mechanic Steve Matchett offers the reader an inside look at his life as a pit crew mechanic, from his beginnings as a young apprentice through his time at Ferrari and BMW, to his later success with Benetton. There are eyewitness accounts of the great drivers, including Michael Schumacher, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, and Ayrton Senna. He also talks about key Benetton personalities, revealing how the team was transformed into a strong competitive organization, winning three World Championships. In this fast–moving account, the high–pressure world of Formula One leaps off the page.

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Grand Prix mechanic turned author, columnist, editor and television broadcaster, Steve Matchett is a commentator of genuine insight; a man that has prepared world championship-winning machinery with his own hands. His books include, Life in the Fast Lane, The Mechanic's Tale, and The Chariot Makers.

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